14 Jul 2014

Glacier Quest

We have now decided to abort the trip up the Dalton Highway, by all accounts it is pretty boring compared to the scenery in the southern part of Alaska and would be a wasted 1,000 miles. we have been beyond the Arctic Circle so that will suffice. In addition to which the weather forecast is awful and we have now had enough bad weather. Fortunately the sun shone at the right times, as we walked up to one Glacier accessed from the road and took a cruise on the Glacier Quest (ship) to 2 Glaciers only accessible from the water, winding through numerous lumps of ice (not quite ice bergs) a group of 14 sea otters and a hump backed whale (unfortunately I only caught his tail).

We are booked on a helicopter tomorrow which will land on the top of a Glacier and let us walk round, the weather has been pretty bad for the last few days but forecast is good for tomorrow, so hope to have a few more good snaps.

We have  been to Anchorage, Homer and Seward, up to Denali Park and Across the Denali Highway (worst road so far) and now we are at Valdez. Dependent on weather we might make one more detour before heading back to Canada and hopefully some better weather.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mick & Chris, great site,are you heading down to south & central America? we are just heading through mexico,

    it would be great if we could add your site overland Sphere?

    Many thanks Martin